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Coffee Shop Design
Coffee Shop Interiors that increase business growth
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Coffee Shop Design
Coffee Shop Interiors that increase business growth
Coffee Shop Interior Design

Transforming spaces into inspiring coffee shop interiors

When it comes to design for hospitality we believe wholeheartedly that the focus should be on customer experience. When it comes to coffee shop design our expertise is built around understanding your brand vision and then shaping that into a coffee shop interior that is both functional and visually appealing too.

There are now 8000+ coffee shops in the UK alone and over the last few years the industry has seen UK consumers spend billions of pounds on coffee year on year. Brand positioning is so important when it comes to introducing a new independent coffee shop brand to what is an already very crowded market. What we have seen though is that the businesses that invest in their brand and coffee shop interior design tend to have a stronger position in the market. As a result of this they generally outperform other competitors by approx +30%.

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    Coffee Shop Design

    To create a coffee shop interior that everyone is talking about we work with you to understand your vision and the overall customer experience. We help you to craft a position in the market that is ownable and unique and will help your business and brand grow and scale in the longer term.

    We can help you to define your coffee shop brand, design and manufacture the perfect coffee counter and offer all our clients a full coffee shop interior design service. This includes help and support with coffee shop design ideas, finding the optimal coffee shop layout for your proposed site, and the design of the all important coffee shop counter.

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    Our Process

    The process graphic represents our holistic approach to design and underpins our belief that the customer should be at the heart of every brand experience.

    Our expertise lies in building brands, designing spaces and creating connected experiences (online and in-person). You may wish to work with us to help define and design your brand or alternatively opt for a full service approach.

    Are you ready to build brand experiences that impact business growth?

    Brand Strategy
    Our clarity workshop will help to define and develop your brand 

    Brand Identity
    Work with us to design a brand identity that is unique, memorable and meaningful

    Brand Experience
    Work with us to create a cohesive and consistent brand experience 

    Work with us to design a user experience that aligns with your brand DNA 

    Work with us to define a look and feel for branded social media content 

    Digital Transformation – work with us to design and build customer focused online experiences

    Concept Design
    We design interior concepts that are connected to your brand DNA

    Technical Design
    Provide technical design support in the preparation of technical drawing packs 

    Fit Out
    We work and support you with the coordination of fit out teams and external contractors

    Grey Coffee: Our Process

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    What our customers say...

    "Amazing feedback from our customers"

    We were moving our retail space, the process was completely new to us and we didn’t know where to start.

    After a number of meetings with Grey Coffee it was clear they had a real understanding of the challenges we may face and had a clear process and vision as to how they would guide our interior transformation.

    Whilst like many we have suffered with the effects of a global pandemic we can’t wait for our customers to return to our amazing new retail space.

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    We inspire clients to create unique distinctive brands and memorable interior spaces.

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    All good relationships can start over a coffee. If you’re ready to explore how we can transform your brand or interior space let’s start with coffee and a chat.


    Coffee Shop Design - How we can help you

    When it comes to undertaking a new coffee shop interior design project there are a number of things we need to consider. Firstly we need to understand your brand not just in terms of the look and feel but more so to understand your point of difference and who your ideal customer is. This really helps us to design a coffee shop interior and business that goes beyond just serving coffee. We want to create an experience that is distinctive and unique but more importantly memorable.

    Here are some of the most frequently asked commons when it comes to Coffee Shop Design.

    How much does it cost to interior design a cafe?

    The cost to go through an interior design process for a cafe is typically defined by the scope or amount of work to be done. The key things that can impact the cost of a cafe project are as follows: 

    • Architectural or structural work to the space 
    • Interior decor and fit-out costs 
    • Bespoke furniture, chairs and tables 
    • Kitchen equipment 
    • Air conditioning, alarm and audio systems 
    • Exterior signage and lighting 

    How can I decorate my coffee shop?

    To start planning how to decorate the interior of your coffee shop you can create look and feel presentations or mood boards which start to formulate your ideas around key elements within the coffee shop. These can be broken down into categories such as: 

    • Lighting 
    • Counter Ideas 
    • Flooring 
    • Wall finishes
    • Brand signs and signage 
    • Tables and seating 
    • Sanitary rooms 
    • Material choices 
    • Props and artwork 

    What is the coffee shop aesthetic called?

    In most coffee shops the aesthetic is determined by the overall brand experience. Most coffee shops tend to steer towards a relaxed and casual vibe and make the interior inviting and accessible to all. 

    What are the features of a coffee shop? 

    There are many important features to a coffee shop but it goes with out saying that the buck stops with the coffee. If the product isn’t any good then some of the other features are surplus to requirement. Typically a coffee shop will consist of the following: 

    • Shop front and signage 
    • Main counter and display 
    • Seating (ranging from bar height and mid height tables) 
    • Sanitary rooms (if the size of the site permits) 
    • Lighting 
    • Art and Props 
    • Audio and music  

    How can I make my coffee shop unique? 

    Your brand plays a huge part in making your coffee shop distinctive, memorable and unique. It is important to have a strong brand concept and an understanding of how your brand communicates both verbally and visually. Verbal and visual clarity enables you to create a coffee shop interior design concept that aligns with your brand and ideal customers. Your interior should help to tell your brand story and create a human and emotional connection with your audience.

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